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What is Ballarat’s Best Ideas?

Ballarat’s Best Ideas is a city-wide competition to crowdsource the best ideas from you to support local businesses and organisations. After the success of the competition in 2021, it’s back in 2022!

We know Ballarat is a creative and energetic place full of ideas and through Suggest it and our partners we want to find the brightest and bring them to life.

Who can participate?

Anyone and any business or organisation.

If you have a positive idea for a local business quickly and easily submit your idea above.

If you’re a local Ballarat business, register with Suggest it and tell your customers you’d like to hear their great ideas

When is Ballarat’s Best Ideas?

The 2022 competition runs from 8 March to 19 April. If you submit an idea during this time, you could win and Apple watch, Ballarat Staycation, Ballarat weekend escape or Trek Bike. Prizes are valued between $500 and $749.

What is judged Ballarat’s best ideas and by whom?

We know ideas come in all shapes and sizes, so every Ballarat business that received an idea will be asked to submit their best.

The competition has a simple criteria based on:

  • How unique, creative and novel the idea is
  • The impact the idea will make on the business or organisation
  • How will the idea help it’s customers and the broader Ballarat community
  • The commitment from the business to implement the idea.

Most importantly the idea must be positive, constructive and actionable.

Three ideas will be judged the winners by our esteemed panel with representatives from:

  • The City of Ballarat
  • Federation University Australia
  • Crazy Ideas College
  • Runway

What are the prizes?

For the three ideas selected by the panel as the winners:

The Gurus that submitted them will get to choose either an Apple watch, Ballarat weekend escape or a Trek Bike.

The businesses that received them will each receive $500 in value toward implementing them.

Why should I get involved?

All ideas are welcome and can make a difference.

Not only can you win, but every idea that helps a business is a good idea, no matter how big or small.

Together, the impact we can have as a community will continue to evolve Ballarat as a great place to live, work and play.

Anything else?

The Suggest it Promise

  • It’s positive – we only facilitate ideas that are constructive and actionable
  • It’s private – we don’t share any personal details
  • It’s free – there is no cost to submit or receive an idea

What this means is if you submit an idea, your personal details are not shared with the business. If a business submits your idea into the competition and it wins, we will contact you to seek your permission to be publicly acknowledged.  You still win the $500 voucher even if you choose to remain anonymous.

Full terms and conditions can be found here.

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